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violence on turkey's streets a new side of a ride. to cannes and against anti-government protesters who are rallying for a night night while prime minister one refuses to address of the demonstrators demands. and other stories are that shape to go private bradley manning accused of meeting you was military documents faces a possible life sentence as he goes before when army court will look at how washington destroys a time line builds in. the trial comes as a fresh bombshell drops repeating the massive scale of u.s. surveillance with documents proving the government has been secretly collecting people's phone records and spying on their online activities.
and i think that before you tweet police and bridging the being accused of crossing the line with an increasing number of arrests for comments on social media. you're watching the weekly here on our t.v. with me if you've just joined us a very warm welcome. we saw it in turkey where security forces again used force against the protests that have been raging for over a week across the country tear gas and water cannon were deployed thousands of mosques in turkey's two major cities define the prime minister's call for an immediate stop to the unrest is symbol remains the most rest of the same the protests started there as an environmental campaign and has spiraled into the biggest anti-government
a drive in decades violence erupted in several areas of the city overnight with crowds numbers surging to the highest so far in the capital ankara way clashes near the u.s. embassy and tear gas return to the central square with thousands of demonstrators gathered to demand an end to anyone from the parties that you read on the list has been following the week of turmoil and reports from istanbul. i felt that i was hit so i put my hand up to get away there was blood gushing down my hands everywhere i saw my friends and asked them to get me out of the so he put me in a taxi i don't remember what happened next because i passed out i woke up in hospital where i stayed for the next day. photo journalist ahmed sheikh was there when the peaceful protests spiraled into knoll out standoff between the police and protesters in taksim square more than forty seven hundred people are said to have been injured during clashes with police over the past week with amnesty
international calling for an investigation into how the turkish police handled the protest rallies spread to squares and parks all over the country by then the message was no longer just about the trees. i will go on to have they change their plans about the park and give us our freedoms. ergo i think that there. but the prime minister knew exactly who he wanted to blame for the ever growing protest movement there is a problem called twitter right now and you can find every kind of lived there the thing that is called social media is the biggest trouble for society right now according to the thousands and give the park are looters and alcoholics being spurred on by foreign spies who infiltrated crowds of demonstrators to spread dissent among the turks reportedly fifteen foreigners were arrested for their alleged role in the protests. i know what he's thinking when he says what he does he wants to show that he's still got power to those who support him but he doesn't
know what to do with the protest as large as they were for the first couple of days the demonstrations went to ignored by the turkish media. from c.n.n. international the old protectors you get the polish the people and then you take c.n.n. turk there is there was a commentary so it's. actually it's the pressure of the prime minister that is reflected on the media and we think it's unfair other channels international channels sharing this information and we have to find out about it on the international channels it's unfair to the people at this point the protests are so huge they're impossible to ignore pretty much just like the barricades that people continue to build a lot over the city to keep the police out and gets everyone insists that the destruction of the park will continue to go on as planned and that leaves one to wonder what exactly is in the future for the turkish prime minister with his seeming disregard to the opinion of hundreds of thousands of people in istanbul and
in a party. this by the violent protests turkey's ruling party has rejected all calls for a snap election prime minister added one has taken the combative stance of dismissing the demonstration that as the opposition's attempt to topple the government like using the protesters of looting and vandalism foreign policy expert slaven a senior fellow at the atlantic council says everyone's position is damaging to accuse image as a model of islamic democracy so far i don't think he's doing a very good job and this is a huge blow to him personally to his image and also to the turkish model which he has been touting around the middle east as something that arab countries should emulate he wants to change the constitution to create a sort of imperial presidency and then run for two terms as president this kind of behavior is alienating people who are religious as well as those who are secular so
i think he's taking a big big risk by deepening divide among turks and he really should i think quit while he's ahead because obviously the longer he's there the more people even people who are predisposed to like him at the beginning begin to tire of his manner of governing he's somebody who lectures who sermonize is he doesn't listen very well in my experience and i think this is really not a good model for a country that purports to be a modern islamic democracy. we're keeping an eye on events unfolding in two key gathering eyewitness accounts an expert opinion for you on our web site go to our g dot com for live updates a timeline of the protests and the most dramatic footage. the
stakes are high at the court martial of bradley manning accused of leaking sensitive military data to the whistle blowing website wiki leaks soldiers ciancia with aiding the enemy had to found guilty faces life in jail out his marrying up of my explores now the u.s. government's attempts are to silence those who feel they have to speak out. the military court martial against private first class bradley manning begins at a complicated time for the obama administration u.s. journalists have been spied on an unprecedented number of whistleblowers have been in prison and access to the truth many say grows increasingly harder by the day we have a severe problem with transparency and secrecy in this country that's for sure our problem is a cult of secrecy extreme levels of dystopian secrecy washington classified ninety two million documents in the year two thousand and eleven that's the last count we have to put things in perspective what bradley manning leaked is less than one
percent of that manning pleaded guilty to ten of the twenty two charges he faces the twenty five year old said he wanted the public to know how the u.s. military campaigns in iraq and afghanistan had little regard for human life it should be clear do anybody paying attention to bradley manning. thought of himself at the times the whistleblower that he did what he did because he thought he was making the world a better place he's no way to tame american and has never expressed anti-american sentiments in any way in fact he's always said that he is and was driven by this sort of sense of patriotism and prosecutors however are pursuing a court martial on the remaining charges including the espionage act and aiding the enemy which carries a life sentence in prison in an interview with democracy now julian assange addressed washington's allegations that manning aided the enemy by going to wiki leaks if that president is allowed to be erected in boulder in two things firstly.
it means it's a potential death penalty for any person in the military speaking to a journalist about a sensitive matter secondly it also remember oils the journalist and the publication in that chain of communicating that they would say to the enemy and therefore making them susceptible as well to the espionage act which also has capital offenses and that is part of the. u.s. but latter part is part of the u.s. attack. including yourself broadly we hope this letter finds you healthy and strong daniel ellsberg known as the original whistleblower who leaked seven thousand government documents to the press in one thousand nine hundred ninety one revealing the truth about the vietnam war more than a war decades later he says the u.s. government is going to even greater lengths to keep the public in the dark call it
a war on truth telling truth telling specifically about truth the government doesn't want her. truth about government crimes or lies that the public needs to know. as a democracy if military prosecutors successfully prove that whistleblowing is aiding the enemy then bradley manning could spend the rest of his life in prison a verdict handed down under a presidential promised to usher in an era of transparency when he stepped into the white house reporting from new york were enough were not party. and the ranks of prosecuted whistleblowers in the u.s. may about to grow even larger the national security agency is pushing for a criminal probe into the leak that revealed the scale of its top secret surveillance program now earlier this week the british and us papers published a leaked court order that authorized to collections of all phone records from one
of america's major phone companies for the disclosures uncovered the existence of a program code named prism granted us agents access to e-mails videos documents and other material from at least nine internet giants a massive scale of the spying caused outrage at home and abroad but president obama defended the methods line thousand national security needs i've been event is a fellow at the independent institute and says such policies are against the founding principles of the united states. i think this is a real violation of the u.s. constitution even the democrats are saying well this is legal it's been checked out by congress. but that's doesn't wash when it violates the direct proof provisions of the u.s. constitution which state that any warrant can't be a general warrant in other words they can't go mining for things which is what they're doing and also there has to be a probable cause that there's been
a crime committed well every citizen in america can't be. suspected of being a criminal now they're say they're not listening into the conversations via these prone conversations but the constitution doesn't say anything about that it just says if it's a search and this is a search and it's clearly unconstitutional even though the patriot act which is unconstitutional portions of it. ok's it so i think it's a very bad thing and also those other program that goes that actually does capture the content of e-mails of photos that sort of thing on people overseas also captures americans as well coming up later in the program they call it a death in the skies there are believed to be fragments of actual hellfire missiles for treating a war zone most americans never get to see we witness evidence of us saying strikes and plants on and speak exclusively to the think tim's on the attacks. on
the u.s. not just china unsuspected cyber attacks but pickens i divide into a the me playing an offensive game washington accused of aggressive and these in beijing and not just in the original world. the brutal murder of a soldier in inflamed millions of conversations in the social media for some of the online chats resulted in legal hurdles abusive comments have led to arrests across britain any worry the law is becoming over zealous in hunting down internet users are to use or further investigate. we trust our officers with a baton we trust some of the c.s. sprit and yet for some reason we can't trust some of the twitter account in the wake of the recent will it murder a number of arrests were made across the country after police responded to tweets it was the latest clear sign that police are in placing seychelle media in
a way they never have before twitter might be new police territory but their actions tread a fine line already someone familiar with the legal ramifications of their tweets felt the full force of the law was one notable example came after a tweet to footballer james mcclean joining in online anger at the footballers decision not to wear a remembrance day poppy katie aiden lucky tweeted he deserves to be shot dead alongside a picture of bullets two weeks later and he was arrested by manchester police do you feel like you crossed the line looking back on their. time i think i ought. to consequences they katie's cases since being dropped it's easy to see the cyber threats can cause real fear and often is deserving of punishment but other cases have ranged from the confusing
to the downright ludicrous and figures obtained by r.t. show a steadily rising number of prosecutions in person under the communications act two thousand and three including phone calls emails and social media posts within the police service and with another public sectors this really is more about leadership than technology you know the technology needs to change absolutely but fundamentally one needs to change is the attitude that leaders have towards social media many see as a huge risk what they feel to recognise is the fantastic opportunities and to really display the great skills great problem solving skill. new guidelines set to be made final by the criminal prosecution service in the coming weeks but with the explosion of social media even british law fighting to catch up many in the legal profession a warning that social media users now need to tread very carefully sara firth r.t.
london so ahead for you this hour president putin this said to become officially single and bring you more on his a divorce plans after a short break. seals are born to right on the ice fields of the white sea. throughout the twentieth century the pulp sure hunted for their snow white furs. russia imposed a ban on this trade and hunters have since been replaced by tourists but will these pups stay safe forever. saving seals on r t.
z c good laboratory kirby was able to build a new most sophisticated robot which all unfortunately doesn't give a darn about anything mission to teach creation why it should care about humans in the world this is why you should care only on the. welcome back you're watching r.t. the latest u.s. drone strike has killed at least seven people in pakistan's tribal region all of was erased on information has been released about the victims almost nine hundred by the sunday civilians estimated to have died in such attacks so far while washington maintains that such a warfare is just and only talk as terrorists are his visit often often looks at
who exactly is getting caught in the crossfire off the drawing. the locals call it death in the skies in pakistan's northwest tribal region an american drone as seen from the ground it's become the weapon of choice in the u.s. war on terror and this is the damage it can wreak under president obama more than three hundred such strikes on pakistani soil against alleged al qaeda and taliban suspects. but ordinary civilians also pay a price this man is one of them i mean was on his way to work at a mine near his village when a drone struck the area he lost his leg in the attack three other miners who were with them lost their lives we live in constant fear of another strike we are simple villagers who are stuck in a war that we didn't ask for it's a hopeless feeling to be death is above our heads all the time although the attack
took place three years ago i mean a loss as the pain is still severe the sight of his injuries upsets his four children meanwhile depression anxiety and lingering fear have pushed him to take up tranquilizer pills and i do them in the same arrogance should be able to tell an ordinary person from a taliban leader what they should know who they're killing what did we do to deserve this. this is my ex and he did it in their own arctic it's a question echoed by now dar who lost part of his hearing short term memory and nearly his foot when. the drone shockwave was so intense that it threw us outside far from the place where we were sleeping after several minutes there was another strike and it killed many more people attorneys out of bar has sued both the u.s. and pakistan on behalf of the civilian victims he says they're the voiceless people of the zeerust on isolated by geography and politics simply call it a concentration camp that you have build a wall of. military and militants and behind that wall you keeping more than
eight hundred thousand people who are not allowed to come out and no one from the rest of the country is allowed to go in and that's a kind of tree which u.s. is using to use and test its drone program in many ways the epicenter of the cia's highly classified drone program is a black hole on the map a region of pakistan off limits to outsiders especially westerners now evidence of the drone strikes is almost impossible to get but these were smuggled to islamize bought from the tribal areas they're believed to be fragments of actual hellfire missiles retrieved from a war zone most americans never get to see the fragments collected by norbu a local journalist who spent years documenting the civilian toll of drones especially on children just images of the living and the dead for nor it's personal . to me whenever my three year old daughter hears
a plane she runs inside and won't sleep at night the children here have been traumatized by the drones the sound of a door banging shot is enough to terrify them. and that fear can turn to anger a new generation radicalized by the war by carrying out a drone strikes killing innocent people who are not part of the conflict you just why did the conflict. you're giving a reason to people who were not part of the conflict to become part of the complete awesome go or so of course this is made me hate the americans we are angry and want revenge they've destroyed our lives my parents my wife my children we all see america as our worst enemy now while promising to rein in their use the white house says drones are both legal and effective this targeted focus on the. west. but that's.
when translated by defense that's cold comfort for the victims you see caffein of r.t. pakistan the latest drone strike comes just days after pakistan's newly inaugurated prime minister called for an immediate end to the on many flights and continued attacks completely undermine the authority of pakistani government says retired three star general tell i'm a student. pakistan has been protesting and politically it has a very negative fallout in pakistan and it fuse militancy what exactly is happening is that although it may have certain tactical advantage in the sense that you know if the pakistan does not have control then the drones at least some to some extent may contain the militants but on the political side it lowers the image of their state in the eyes of its people it makes them feel helpless and then it also
ruins the relationship between the u.s. and pakistan when it comes to the use of drones the americans have given the responsibility of using the drones to the cia as far as pakistan is concerned where is the rest of the countries apart from you your men have been given to the pentagon so and they have also said that they would use that very discreetly but in the state of pakistan and afghanistan i think they don't even want to own it want to talk of using it you know discreetly next hour while we talk to activists and the loss of professor know much tomsky who believes america is taking a fight fire with fire policy a bit too far is a pretty. the drone strike is what we don't talk about it but it is just imagine if you're walking down the street and you don't know whether it's five minute. there's going to be an explosion across the street.
from some place where up in the sky that you. know. somebody will be killed and whoever else is around will be killed. maybe you'll be you'll be injured if you're there because that's just a terror weapon of terror. regions huge areas facts of the most massive terror campaign going. present rather beautiful region has revealed that his marriage to is over ending months of speculation about his private life the confession came in a joint interview with his wife and russian state television where they called it an amicable split the two hoppin married for thirteen yes and two daughters the revelation to the public by surprise as
a lot of moved region has usually been secretive about his private life but he knew some we. were here but there's more on that story on our website here's what else you can find at our dot com a fifteen cent increase in funds for ticket fees triggers furious friday night protests in brazil with police having to resort to tear gas and rubber bullets more the i'm dressed in a photo gallery. and something for the spanish parliament a public protest with the stop to a discount and still make up an old maid has given them all meat with wine and coffee to take on the story. the u.s. president has warned the chinese leader against the continued a large scale theft of american intellectual property through hacker attacks the pair ripped up a two day summit in california but the smiles and handshakes failed to smooth the
route over cyber espionage your political analyst william f. and also says while sending letters of basine while being the aggressor in the first place the us is probably the number one cyber warfare force on the planet right now and china is probably playing a defensive game but i don't i don't think me so i think that's a red herring issue right now it's by a washington by the obama administration to put pressure on china at a time when the u.s. is doing just that with the so-called asia pivot which is really a china pivot that obama announced in australia back in two thousand and eleven to redirect the american military force posture toward japan with a visit defense which is directly against china towards supporting japan on the the diode you i don't dispute it in the south china sea which is very critical for china's access to potential mineral dust minerals sources. and after the break we
travel to the white steed to look at athens and into saving seals from hunters after their valuable light for. the school board in batavia illinois has decided to punish one teacher for his bad behavior by putting him on a strict probation play or what did he do to be deserve be part of this probation plantain he do so like punch a student in the face or to go on some sort of horribly racist or sexist ranted for the class no he just reminded the students that as americans they have the right to not incriminate themselves to put it more simply he told the students that they didn't have to answer a questionable survey about drug and alcohol use and their emotional state since
the data from this questionnaire would be sent back to the private company that created it this raises even more privacy issues than just the school knowing about the students personal lives i would like to commend this teacher john dryden for actually going above and beyond and telling the children something they need to know you know if you're going to live in a society based on individual rights it would help to actually teach children what those rights are but that's just my opinion. the ice flows of the white scene are home to harp seals after the winter mating season females come here to give birth however for these are tourists and explorers the fields of ice are all but empty.
as though i see one good seal and i don't record minutes there's another one. to see the holes the seals made them the males. the herb seal comes into the world as a white coat this is a charming seal pup has a black nose the large eyes of a child and is covered in a distinct white fur some view this creature as an object of hunting others see it as a miracle of nature they could disappear for good. the harp seal verse process is complicated the copper can be borne only on the ice and exclusively at the beginning of march the mother clambers up onto the ice floe to choose the best.